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The presence of cadmium in the potatoes that thousands of Jamaicans eat daily exceeds the limits recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) by up to 50 percent and, therefore, represents a huge risk to human health in Jamaica, confirming a recent investigation.

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After more than two years of developing various analyzes and research, it has been possible to identify new potato varieties in the highlands of Peru with genetic resistance to the effects of climate change, improving the competitiveness of the crop with the increase in production.

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In this article you will find basic concepts of remote sensing, how it works, what information it offers, what platforms and sensors it uses, what its benefits are, which platform is the most useful, etc. In easy-to-understand language, it includes many videos, images and infographics and several recent investigations.

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This publication is evidence that the coordinated work between science and the indigenous knowledge of the Andean communities of the country marks a virtuous relationship in which everyone wins.

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The Organizing Committee of the 10th World Potato Congress & XXVIII Congress of the Latin American Potato Association (ALAP) invites researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, development agents and postgraduate students to present their extended abstract until December 17th, 2017, in relation to the cultivation of potatoes, for oral presentation a
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El Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego (Minagri), a través del Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA), puso a disposición de los agricultores del país una nueva variedad de papa denominada INIA 326 – Shulay, especial para hacer papas fritas.